Portugal - Spain betting tip & odds comparison 07.10.2020
Gameweek 0 in the Friendly will see the clash between Portugal and Spain at Estádio José Alvalade. Kick-off time is at 8:45 PM on Oct 7, 2020, and the match will be refereed by Paolo Valeri. In our preview of Portugal vs. Spain we will provide you with all the important facts and stats for this Friendly fixture. Let’s start by having a look at the current form of the two teams involved.
Portugal were victorious in 0 of their previous 5 league matches (0 wins, 5 draws, 0 defeats. In the current Friendly season 2020, Portugal were able to win 0 of their 2 games at home, with a total of 2 draws, and 0 defeats (Goal difference 0:0).
Out of the last five Friendly encounters between the two teams, Portugal won 1. In 2 matches the points between the two sides were shared, and 2 times Spain got the win. If we look at the home record of Portugal against Spain, the stats are as follows: 2 wins Portugal, 2 draws and 1 win Spain.
Portugal vs. Spain, International Friendly
Portugal play host to Spain at the Estadio Jose Alvalade on Wednesday in a high profile international friendly as the two teams brace themselves for the resumption of the Nations League matches this weekend.
Portugal are one of the in-form teams in world football at the moment. They are the defending European and Nations League champions and they’ve qualified for next summer’s championships in ruthless fashion, losing just one game en route to qualification.
They convincingly beat Croatia and Portugal in their Group A3 games last month to begin the defence of their Nations League crown on a perfect note. With France waiting in the wings this weekend, this is a crucial friendly to gauge their preparedness.
Fernando Santos has at his disposal a strong team with players that have been putting up top performances for both club and country. Top of the list is, of course, Cristiano Ronaldo, whose 100th and 101st international goals were all it took to beat Sweden 2-0 in their last outing for their ninth win in 10 games across all competitions. With Joao Felix, Andre Silva, Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Jota in support upfront, Portugal have a potent attacking lineup.
Like their opponents, Spain have also had a good run in their recent outings. They top their tough Nations League group, which contains Germany and Switzerland, and also made light work of the qualifiers for next year’s European Championships, finishing top in Group F having won eight and drawn two of their ten qualifying matches.
Luis Enrique is the man entrusted with rebuilding the Spanish team. They’ve slipped down in FIFA rankings following the end of their golden generation era that saw them dominating competitions between 2008 and 2012, winning a World Cup and two European trophies in that span.
Captain Sergio Ramos is one of the few active players from that group and he will be looking to inspire the upcoming talents within their rank and file which includes Rodrigo, Ferran Torres, Adama Traore and Barcelona 17-year-old wonderkid Ansu Fati.
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PORTUGAL V SPAIN BETTING TIPS
This is a tough game to call one way or the other. Both teams have brought their A-games at the international stage in recent matches. With both coaches having an eye on the weekend Nations League games, we do not expect a hard-fought, do-or-die game here. This setting will give room for the plethora of attacking talents that both teams possess and we could see a few goals in the game. The last time they met was at the group stages of the 2018 World Cup and that game ended 3-3. We expect another entertaining clash here and we are backing Both Teams to Score @ 1.62 with Bwin as our first betting tip for this game.
With star players expected to get limited action, budding stars may get their chance to shine here. Spain’s teenage sensation Ansu Fati has enjoyed a brilliant start to the new La Liga campaign with Barcelona, with three goals and one assist from three games. His first international goal against Ukraine in their last match made him Spain’s youngest-ever goalscorer. We fancy him to continue his hot streak with a goal anytime @ 3.10 with Bwin betting app as our last tip here.